Mumbai: Lakes Fill Up With a Month’s Water Stock in Just 2 Days

Mumbai: Lakes Fill Up With a Month’s Water Stock in Just 2 Days

Thanks to the recent spell of heavy rains that lashed across Mumbai and its neighbouring regions, the city’s lakes were up significantly. 

Officials said that lakes supplying water to Mumbai accumulated enough water to last up to a month. More specifically, the water level in the lakes shot up from 18 per cent to 29 per cent. 

While Mumbai received plenty of rainfall over the past few weeks, the regions where the lakes are situated weren’t seeing the same amount of rain. 

However, thanks to heavy rain over the weekend, the stock increased by 1.28 lakh million litres (ML) in the key lakes. Meanwhile, Tulsi and Vihar lakes were overflowing last week. 

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Middle Vaitarna received healthy rainfall on Saturday and Sunday with data showing that the region saw more than 306mm of rain in 24 hours. Upper Vaitarna, Modak Sagar, Tansa, and Bhatsa lakes also witnessed decent rainfall over the weekend.

In other news, civic officials concluded repair works at the Bhandup Water Treatment Plant. Heavy rains and subsequent flooding over the weekend led to the power supply being cut at the filtration and pumping plants. This impacted the water supply to several parts of Mumbai. However, officials confirmed that the water supply has now been restored. 

BJP MLA Ashish Shelar said, “This is the first time that the water supply got disrupted due to flooding. It didn’t happen even in July 2005. The corporation should look into the issue.”

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